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Replacing Driveshaft

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by eschmunk, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Jul 7, 2009 at 6:59 AM
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    eschmunk

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    Noticed a couple spots of fluid on my driveway so I took it to the dealership yesterday. Tranny fluid is dripping from the slip yoke so they ordered a new driveshaft. At least that is what I was told. Took it back today to do the swap.

    Hopefully all goes well.
     
  2. Jul 7, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    Did you feel any vibration?
     
  3. Jul 7, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    Replacing the driveshaft for a transmission fluid leak? Sounds a little sketchy to me.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    Eschmunk - have you crawled underneath your truck and looked at this leak yourself? Can you pinpoint where it came from?

    If they replace the driveshaft - I'll be AMAZED if the problem actually goes away.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2009 at 7:53 AM
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    These trucks don't even have a slip joke at the transmission, correct? When I was messing with mine it bolted up to a flange at both the transmission and rear ends. The slip was between the carrier bearing and rear axle.

    It's getting to the point that most mechanics frighten me when they come near my truck with tools.
     
  6. Jul 7, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    I have seen, heard and experienced so many dealers who are quick to replace stuff unrelated to the problem because it is covered under warranty. It keeps their shop workers busy and is all paid by the company.

    Like the hidden videos of the guys bashing wrecked cars with hammers to make more work for their shop and getting the insurance company to cover the tab. Only dealers are doing it legally. Shame...
     
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    Something very very fishy. I can't imagine them doing something like that though, the entire tranny is surely covered under warranty. Even seals right?
     
  8. Jul 7, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    I was thinking that it was probably a seal. I have looked under the truck myself and there is a drip coming off the driveshaft u joint near the tranny. I will keep an eye on it and take it back for sure if it keeps leaking.
     
  9. Jul 8, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    My drive shaft is being replaced on my '08 Reg Cab 4x4 as I write this. Should be ready by Friday. I developed a sporadic vibration at highway speeds about 8,000 miles ago that slowly got louder over time until I took it in on Monday @ 27,000 miles. Everything was covered by warranty. No leaks associated with vibration, though...
     
  10. Jul 8, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    3 days for a driveshaft replacement? :eek: It's a total of 10 bolts including the carrier bearing and none of them are difficult to access. Did they give a reason or do they just not have the part in stock?

    Welcome to TW! :)
     
  11. Jul 8, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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  12. Jul 8, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    I live in Austin, TX and the shaft resides somewhere in Canada :) I would prefer they UPS it to my house so I could put it in myself but my workmanship would not be covered by warranty.

    Thanks for the welcome, good to be here!
     
  13. Jul 8, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    it probably is the rear seal... i had a drop there last week and took in to my dealer and they replaced the seal with no questions asked, all under the powertrain warranty
     
  14. Jul 9, 2009 at 5:56 AM
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